Edinburgh Gang Show 2019
King’s Theatre – Tue 19 to Sat 23 November 2019
The Edinburgh Gang Show is a major theatre production and has been staged annually at the King’s Theatre since 1960. The cast is made entirely of members of Scouting and Girlguiding and is supported behind the scenes by many adult volunteers. Being part of the Gang Show is great fun but hard work and a high level of commitment to the show is expected. Please read all this information very carefully and download the correct forms (see below) in advance of the audition.
Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network – South East Scotland Scouts
Boys: Sunday 16 June 2019, 1.45pm – 2.30pm, St Anne’s Parish Church (If successful – there is a rehearsal on this day and participants are invited to stay)
All boys aged 10 years & over (by the Dress rehearsal on 18/11/19)
Girls: Unfortunately there are no more places for girls in this year’s cast.
Sunday 26 May 2019, 2.00 – 5.15pm, St Anne’s Parish Church, Kaimes Road, Edinburgh
Brownies – Girlguiding Edinburgh
Girls aged 8 years or over (by the auditions on 26/05/19)
2.00 – 3.15pm Group 1 – Forth, Inveralmond, New Leith, Raeburn & Turnhouse
3.00 – 4.15pm Group 2 – Abercorn, Blackford, Braid, Harlaw & Pentland
Group 1: Brownies from Forth, Inveralmond, New Leith, Raeburn & Turnhouse Divisions should audition in this group. Successful Brownies from this audition group will be members of Junior Gang Cast 1 who perform in three shows – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evening (19th – 21st November)
Group 2: Brownies from Abercorn, Blackford, Braid, Harlaw and Pentland Divisions should audition in this group. Successful Brownies from this audition group will be members of Junior Gang Cast 2 who perform in three shows – Friday evening, Saturday matinee and Saturday evening. (22nd and 23rd November)
Cub Scouts – South East Scotland Scouts
Boys & girls aged 8 years or over (by the auditions on 26/05/19)
4.00 – 5.15pm Cubs: Do all performances
Membership of Main Gang
All individuals who wish to audition for Main Gang must be at least 10 years old at the date of the Dress Rehearsal (18/11/19) and an active member of a Scout Group at that date. In addition, all who audition for Main Gang must also be an active member of the Scout Association at the date of the audition (a date which varies from year to year but this year is 12/05/19 and 16 June 2019).
Older Brownies and Cubs at the date of the audition may become members of the Main Gang provided they meet the age and membership criteria by the date of the Dress Rehearsal.
Results of the auditions will be advised on the day.
If successful, further auditions for song, dance and sketches will take place in June with rehearsals commencing for Main Gang in late August. With the exception of a couple of dates, rehearsals will be held every Sunday from then through to show week. Cast members are expected to attend regularly and show a high level of commitment to the show.
After the auditions, a rehearsal schedule and a Registration Form (to be signed by a Section Leader) will be issued to those who have been successful along with other information.
Membership of Junior Gang
Brownies and Cubs must be at least 8 and a member of a Brownie Unit or Cub Pack at the date of the audition (a date which varies from year to year but this year is 26/05/19). As a member of Junior Gang, they must remain with their Unit or Pack until after the show week.
Brownies and Cubs will be told the results of the auditions on the day. If successful rehearsals will commence for Junior Gang in September.
After the auditions, a schedule of rehearsal dates and a Registration Form (to be signed by a Section Leader) will be issued to those who have been successful along with other information.
To aid with registration on the day please complete the forms in advance and bring to the audition. Further Information available by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org